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[n] a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement
[n] something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage
[n] a composition that imitates somebody's style in a humorous way
[adj] adopted in order to deceive; "an assumed name"; "an assumed cheerfulness"; "a fictitious address"; "fictive sympathy"; "a pretended interest"; "a put-on childish voice"; "sham modesty"
[v] increase (one's body weight)
[v] put clothing on one's body; "What should I wear today?"; "He put on his best suit for the wedding"; "The princess donned a long blue dress"; "The queen assumed the stately robes"; "He got into his jeans"
[v] add to something existing; "She put on a sun room"
[v] add to the odometer; "He put on 1,000 miles on this trip"
[v] fool or hoax; "The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone"; "You can't fool me!"
[v] apply to a surface; "She applied paint to the back of the house"; "Put on make-up!"
[v] prepare and supply with the necessary equipment for execution or performance; "mount a theater production"; "mount an attack"; "mount a play"
[v] carry out, as of performances: "They turned in a splendid effort"; "They turned in top jobs for the second straight game"
[v] put on the stove or ready for cooking; "put on the tea, please!"

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